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health care. it attacks where women are most vulnerable. host: dennis, wyoming, independent line. caller: hello. guest: hi, dennis. caller: retired military, 64 years old and retired, starting to enjoy my life. i got a letter the other day that says that due to budget cuts, mike tricare prime is going to be dropped and if i did not live within 40 miles of a military base, i would not have medical care. it is six times more than i presently pay as the cost for health insurance. i spent years serving my country, putting my life on the line, and now i am being kicked out of a federal medical service that was not a written guarantee, but a verbal guarantee, when i joined the military. i'm looking at you folks in congress. put everybody under the affordable health her act, make it equal and make it fair for everyone. your service is in d.c., which could be a war zone, but is now more because of what me and my fellow veterans did for this country and now being thrown aside. guest: dennis, thank you for your service. one of the things most shocking to me when i started building in the budget wa
dennis rodman the special envoy to north korea and maybe he can break through to these guys and get something accomplished? host: paul is on our independent line from enterprise, alabama. caller: good morning, gentlemen. everybody knows that north korea is in no position to be throwing its weight around in this manner. it is the biggest negative motivator in the world. everybody also knows that they are a proxy of china. thank goodness that china agreed to the sanctions. more important to me, as governments spar, the citizenry suffers. i would like to know, do you have any specific means that we can actually reach citizenry of north korea. everybody has sent propaganda there and here, and build animosity that does not need to exist. thank you. guest: that the great question. as closed as a side as north korea is, over the last decade or so, it has opened up a little. the most recent thing that happened is foreigners are now allowed to have 3-d cell phone coverage. hundreds of thousands of north koreans have cell phone. they are limited and i'm sure they're being monitored very close
on twitter -- let's hear from dennis in massachusetts, independent. caller: how are you? i am reacting to the report that the senate plan suggests another quarter billion dollar cut to medicare after the $760 billion cut that the senate democrats have already made. as your reporter just said, but guess you havd, it's doubtful that will not affect medicare beneficiaries. i am a medicare beneficiary and among the democratic party voucher plan, which has been very successful. to the extent they can customs fraud and waste, they ought to be a bad back to the medicare trust fund and not use it for other things. host: let's look at some details. years the distance between party budgets as laid out by the new york times. you can see what senate democrats have on the table. $5.20 trillion in deficits over 10 years. you can see the projected deficits and how they would tackle that. and in the house republican version, $1.20 trillion in deficits over 10 years, a bigger goal of reducing the deficit. when it comes to sequestration, democrats would replace the automatic cuts with a similar amount o
at dennis rodman's house. host: what do you think about the decision by the defense department? caller: it is their job, it is what they are supposed to do. they are not supposed to be making greenfield's that are bad for the environment. -- green fields that are bad for the environment. this is what they need to do. this is what their job is, to to protect the american people. host: at the cost of $1 billion. what do you think of that? caller: that is their job. handing money out to egypt is unconstitutional. we are not supposed to be doing it. why we are, i do not know. host: from kansas on the independent line, you are next. missile defense systems in japan and south korea? we already have them. that does not make sense. decision --bout the what the you think about the specific decision yesterday? their implicating what we already got. i know for a fact we have missile defense systems in the navy surrounding their. what redoing putting it in this country again. host: that was on our independent line tweet we have about half an hour to talk about this. awful lines are available to yo
ethics during that period until the end of the dennis pastor to speakership. it is hard for members to police one another. as son thing called the congressional ethics. it can investigate members of congress and write reports and recommend action. what they really do is when they do those investigations and refer them to the ethics committee, you are stuck with the same process where the ethics committee decides whether to look into this. there was a big scandal around yearsessional earmarks back that involved a lobbying firm whose leader went to jail for making illegal campaign contributions. the charges at the time were that this lobbying firm and its clients would contribute a lot of money to the campaigns of members of congress who in turn would earmark millions of dollars of contracts to these clients, put into appropriations bills and this company will get money to do such and such. the office of congressional ethics did a thorough investigation and turned it over to the house ethics committee which decided there was no scandal. i think that's what the problem of the ethics co
? guest: you can look them up. others,say to denny and it is easy for us to say people should do their time and come back to the community. when people are away from the community for a long punta of time, -- for a long period of time, it is pretty hard to come back. older. and children get how do we prepare people to come back after they have been removed? the types of folks you mentioned, those are the ones we want to keep up on. , to talk about electronic monitoring. there are lots of techniques that we could use. usedrunk drivers, we could interlock systems on cars. we should look at the risks offer to the communities and target different ways to minimize those risks and helping the person regain their livelihood and productivity. without that, they are just going to go back. host: looking at the question of justice. guest: there is a large concern our prisons are filled with people that are basically this advantage and have a lot of inequities in terms of damages in society. half the prison population did not graduate high school. getting people to finish high school should
. it goes on to say -- on twitter -- william in hikers town -- excuse me, dennis in florida, republican. good morning. any bigbefore we allow construction projects to go on in the united states, we require their to be environmental impact study to see if it will harm the least creature's among us. we do not seem to want to do any environmental impact study to see how a homosexual marriage will impact our children. in terms of the religious issue -- host: the d.c. the news last week that the pediatric association came out and said that they do not see any harmful effects on children? caller: i did see that. there is another pediatric association that took exactly the opposite stand, which shows that all of this is politically motivated. they are all subject to pressure from various groups. either literally or two pediatric groups that took a totally different sides of the issue. host: what you think about the court using things like social science in their determination? caller: i think it is important. science has never determined how one acquires, sexual orientation. i do not think any
to the phones, talking about paying to improve america's infrastructure, our next call from dennis in port jefferson, n.y., on our line for democrats. thank you very much for taking my call. i wanted to mention that sometimes republicans forget when they mention families on austerity or having to be on austerity because we cannot and the money, i think they forget how many families actually have mortgages and how many families also have to pay for school. we have to go into debt sometimes in order to do better. i think that is one thing that president obama is trying to get across. it is to just not getting into the republican territory. i think they enjoy being obstructionist. host: what would you say is the status of infrastructure ron parker percent? port jefferson. host: it has to be improved. you run into tremendous amount of congesting. the rail lines cannot only be improved for passengers but also for freight. there are a lot of limitations on it that could be taken care of if we could get the loans in order to make these things work. i think we are in better shape than a lot of pla
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